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The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is pleased to announce the release of the National EMS Culture of Safety Strategy document.

This marks the completion of a 36-month cooperative agreement between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA), EMS for Children (EMSC) Program, and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). It stems from a recommendation from the National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) to provide guidance to the U.S. Department of Transportation and the NHTSA Office of EMS.  The primary objective of the project was to identify the safety issues facing the industry, and develop a strategy for a new culture of safety within EMS.

This project would not have been a success without the invaluable assistance and input from the many EMS organizations, EMS leaders, and the federal partners that played a vital role in the development of this document. We trust the strategy document has laid the foundation for further work on this topic.

Sincerely,

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Alex Rosenau, DO, CPE, FACEP

President, American College of Emergency Physicians